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    Prescription Party Cocktail Gains Popularity

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    Rappers have been talking about ‘sizzurp’, a party cocktail made from prescription-grade cough syrup, for years, but it’s now becoming popular among the masses.

    Rappers have been talking about ‘sizzurp’, a party cocktail made from prescription-grade cough syrup, for years, but it’s now becoming popular among the masses.

    Adults and teenagers across the country are quickly becoming fans of the drink, made from a cough syrup containing codeine, the grape flavor is preferred, along with soda and candy like Jolly Ranchers.

    That’s a bad thing because in addition to it containing an addictive narcotic, consuming sizzurp can cause seizures.

    Its easy-drinking sweetness combined with its main habit-forming ingredient enable overconsumption, resulting in many landing themselves in the hospital.

    Another serious and ill effect of the trend is that it’s increased the demand for codeine-laden cough syrup and created a booming black market for it.

    People have been known to pay as much as 50 dollars for a single spoonful.

    Among the areas hard hit by the fallout from the drink is Southern California.

    There, pharmacy robberies have escalated to the point where many stores now refuse to carry varieties of cough elixirs that contain the drug.

    It’s believed that the area has become a hub for the acquisition of the product due to its lenient penalties for illegal possession.